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Jul 12, 2011 11:30am PDT
powerful politician in southern afghanistan. he was also facing several corruption accusations. taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination. officials have raised concern that it will lead to new fights who controls afghanistan's southern province. >>> board of supervisors will vote today on a proposal to ask 12 other california bodies if they want to break away from california and form their own state. it calls for creating south california stretching from san diego and orange county into the south to mariposa county and riverside county supervisor jeff stone believes california has become too big to govern. a spokesman for the governor says it's a waste of everybody's time. >> peace and quiet, popular hotel chain unveils the first anti-snoring room. >> and first and last shuttle spacewalk is happening right now. >> and firefighters in one bay area station didn't have to go very far to respond to an overnight crash. what police say led to a crash right outside the firefighters' front door. >>> you're looking live picture from nasa tv. its spacewalk, th
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Jul 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
minds of u.s. troops serving in afghanistan. marines want to know if they'll get paid if the debt deadline expires. it was the first question they asked the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff during his visit today to afghanistan. admirable mike mullen told him he does not know the answer, but says he's confident they will eventually get any salary they're owed. >>> failure to raise the debt ceiling could have widespread impact and end up costing us all more. interest rates for homes and cars are expected to rise. rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage could go a half percent. economists believe the crisis could lead to a further drop in the value of the u.s. dollar. as a result the price for goods, specifically imported from china, like rice and spices would increase. jitters about the debt deadline are having an impact on wall street. the dow lost 581 points last week. there's the biggest weekly drop in a year. >>> a stanford political science expert says the impasse is nothing new. professor david brady says both parties have the same problem, getting their members to compromise
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Jul 8, 2011 11:30am PDT
left for a new career that is changing lives in afghanistan. >> and here is something you have to check on out the perfect pet with mike nicco. >> almost seeing double vision there. good morning suzanne. >> good morning. >> nice to you have you in the marin humane society, you have two friends. they are buddies. >> this is chewy and this is daisy and she is manchester terrier mix. he loves to go on walks and ix more. she loves to play ball. they are house trained and they would be good for a family with older kids. they are pretty comfortable on my lap. they would love that and we can talk real quickly. we have a fund-raiser on july 23rd and be mcgwynnness park in san rafael. >> call them if you are interested and we'll have more information on our website. >> thank you. >> that is going to do it for now. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day. ♪ [ ukulele strumming ] ♪ [ folksy whistling ] [ man ] quitting is a fight you can't let yourself lose. it can take many tries. but keep trying, you will beat smoking. honey, you okay? yeah, i'm fine. ♪
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Jul 24, 2011 6:00am PDT
available to veterans returning from iraq and afghanistan. it's a program specifically designed for female vets, offering therapies specifically targeted to their physical and emotional needs. here's abc7's health and science reporter, carolyn johnson, with the details. >> so i will ask you to close your eyes. let that peaceful quality travel through all parts of you. >> only veterans is learning to imagine emotions haunting her more months. diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder after her return from iraq, she said back to normal life has been slow. >> sometimes i will be somewhere, let's say, for instance, in a mall or something, and then i'll see myself back in iraq. >> and then imagine wrapping all of that experience in something like a bubble or a balloon. >> this session isn't taking place at the v. a. as you might expect, it's part of a program being organized by the institute for health and healing at california pacific medical center in san francisco. the counselor said the program i would ntegrates a variety of alternative therapies, from this session known as guided imager
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Jul 9, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> during his first visit to afghanistan, leon panetta said al-qaeda's defeat is within reach. the former c.i.a. chief eliminating as few as ten of the top leaders could cripple their ability. he has endorsed president's plan to drawdown troops this summer and keep a shrinking presence to the end of 2014. newlywed royals william and kate continue their royal tour. they have a dinner later tonight and they did some charity work. here is more. >> reporter: it's called the sport of kings and he is already an old hand. prince william saddled up and the crowd postpone i had up as much as $4,000 each to see them at a charity polo match. >> i have admired him from afar for years. he seems like a really good guy. >> before the main event, they were guests of honor at a vip lunch. >> we want to give them hope and confidence in their lives. >> he visited a technology center aimed at promoting u.s. investment in british tech firms. in the evening they were turning head heads at cocktail reception. they mingled with david beckham and they got a close look from hed head to toe. at the theater in los a
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Jul 9, 2011 8:00am PDT
bay area soldier has been killed in afghanistan. a sergeant of san jose died tuesday when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he received numerous medals during his career. >> betty ford was remembered as woman that spoke her mind. many americans admired betty ford for her candor in the white house including support of abortion rights and equal rights amendment in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis along with addictions. she is also being remembered by thousands of recovering addicts that credit betty ford center with saving their lives. >>> space shuttle atlantis has begun preparations to dock with the international space station after blasting off yesterday for the final space shuttle mission. >> two, one, zero and liftoff. >> a million people watched in person as they lifted off in kennedy space center. it will bring a year's worth of supplies including food to the international space station tomorrow. current and former employees at ames research center celebrated the moment. >>> so within 24 hours we brought a sample of the tile
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Jul 9, 2011 6:00am PDT
killed in afghanistan. the sergeant of san jose died tuesday in nost when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. he received numb russ medals during his career. he was 36 years of age. >>> former first lady betty ford is being remembered as a woman who spoke her mind no matter how unpopular some of her comments were. she died yesterday after the death of her husband, gerald ford. many admire her for her candor in the white house, including her support for abortion white -- rights and equal rights amends in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis, along with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. she's also remembered by thousands of recovering addicts who credit the betty ford center for saving their lives. betty ford was 93. she will be buried beside gerald ford in michigan. >>> the shuttle atlantis will dock with the international spacestation one last time after blasting off yesterday for the final space mission. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff! the final liftoff o
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Jul 15, 2011 11:30am PDT
afghanistan. plus, a new push in california to report missing children. we'll have those stories later today. >> and finally, friday's perfect pet. with a cute little buddy there. >> and cynthia brought her friend. is stevie giving you a hard time. >> good to see you. >> stevie is anxious now. >> once the cameras are rolling he got camera shy. yeah, but stevie is one-year-old terrier mix. he came to us at first but was in a foster home for a while but she has gotten social and sweet. >> love kids and kisses. >> and kisses and she is warmed up and good with other dogs and great with a family, not too small. she is very good to take care of. >> you have special thing, autographed beds, right? >> they have donated two dog beds. >> go to their website or call them. i'll put it on our website and learn about that and stevie. nice see see seeing. >> you that is going to do it for us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day and great weekend. >> bye-bye.
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Jul 12, 2011 11:00am PDT
powerful politician in southern afghanistan. he was also facing several corruption accusations. taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination. officials have raised concern that it will lead to new fights who controls afghanistan's southern province. >>> board of supervisors will vote today on a proposal to ask 12 other california bodies if they want to break away from california and form their own state. it calls for creating south california stretching from san diego and orange county into the south to mariposa county and riverside county supervisor jeff stone believes california has become too big to govern. a spokesman for the governor says it's a waste of everybody's time. >> peace and quiet, popular hotel chain unveils the first anti-snoring room. >> and first and last shuttle spacewalk is happening right now. >> and firefighters in one bay area station didn't have to go very far to respond to an overnight crash. what police say led to a crash right outside the firefighters' >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld >>> you're looking live pictu
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Jul 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
iraq and afghanistan. the army ranger lost at hand and suffered shrapnel wounds when he threw a grenade away from fellow soldiers. >>> 38 militants were killed in pakistan after american missile strikes. pakistan was brought over 12 hours. relations between the u.s. and pakistan are already strained. earlier this week, the u.s. cut of $800 million in aid to pakistan. it turns out the taliban is claiming responsibility for the assassination of the half brother of the afghan president hamid karzai. ahmad wali karza was considered by many to be the most powerful man in afghanistan. his bodyguards killed the attacker. coming up on abc-seven usenews at noon new details in the privacy scandal affecting the world's biggest media mogul. and, a facelift for a local shelter. volunteers are making major changes. but first our >> fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a manhattan synagogue last night. firefighter suffered minor injuries when the roof collapsed. the fire left much of the upper east side blanketed in smoke. the historic synagogue was undergoing renovations, an
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Jul 4, 2011 11:00pm PDT
mark since the september 11 attacks. >> u.s. troops in afghanistan got a salute from general david >> u.s. troops in afghanistan got a salute from general david petraeus today. if if outgoing commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan attended reenlistment ceremony at bagram airfield in afghanistan. troops say they were honored to have general visit them on independence day and today at the white house vm thanked the troops for their service. >> you represent the latest in a long line of hero who have served our country with honor. who made incredible sacrifices to protect the freedom that we all enjoy. >>reporter: more than 1200 military members and their family were his invited to the fourth of july celebration at the white house. celebration included barbecue, concert followed by fireworks. >> in san jose thousands celebrated the holiday at the fourth annual rose white blue parade. event revival of the rose carnival that began in 1896 and later became known as the fiesta la rose parade. rose is in the title it's all about the red white and blue. some of the most colorful participan
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
world cup soccer game. >>> a new war in the chapter of the war of afghanistan happened today. this comes as make a prepares to hand the potential security to afghan forces. >>> a major project has been delayed. >> the work was supposed to begin to date to be repaved the four-mile stretch between seminary road in silver spring. the project has been pushed forward to july 31. highway crews have begun three weeks of repaving work on southbound 95. that work will close one or two lanes at a time overnight. >>> if you think the parking rates are high in d.c., think again. new york city has the highest rates in the country. drivers pay up to $40 an hour. boston came in at number three. d.c. came in at number eight. >>> borders bookstores will begin the process of going out of business this week. since no company offered a deal to buy the book seller, borders will submit a liquidation plan on thursday. all 400 remaining stores will close and 11,000 workers will lose their jobs. they were unsuccessful in finding a company to buy the chain. not good news. >>> you have a couple of days' warn
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Jul 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the way for thousands of troops travis ties by the wars and iraq and afghanistan. >> also, work on the way at the airport. >>> what is coming could be the biggest debt toward helping veterans with combat issues. >> better and suffering from ptsd release. they claimed they were illegally denied benefits, a judge still approve the settlement. >> 36 years after the watergate scandal, a federal judge once richard nixon's grand jury testimony made public. the government has an opportunity to appeal the release of the transcript. the obama administration is opposed to releasing the documents saying it could affect people still alive. >> chris will make modifications to the runaway at ronald reagan national airport. overnight noise and vibration for residents along the river. it will happen from 11:00 until 6:00 a.m. for the next three months. >> drivers and alexandria be where, you could be watched. cameras on south patrick and given street will be fully operational. if you are caught, you will be slapped with a $50 fine. >> 6:00, it is a popular program -- getting a around town but they bor
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Jul 8, 2011 11:00am PDT
is changing lives in afghanistan. >> and here is something you have to check on out the perfect pet with mike nicco. >> almost seeing double vision there. good morning suzanne. >> good morning. >> nice to you have you in the marin humane society, you have two friends. they are buddies. >> this is chewy and this is daisy and she is manchester terrier mix. he loves to go on walks and ix more. she loves to play ball. they are house trained and they would be good for a family with older kids. they are pretty comfortable on my lap. they would love that and we can talk real quickly. we have a fund-raiser on july 23rd and be mcgwynnness park in san rafael. >> call them if you are interested and we'll have more information on our website. >> thank you. >> that is going to do it for now. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day. i love to eat. i love hanging out with my friends. i have a great fit with my dentures. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free -- it creates a seal of the dentures in my m
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00pm PDT
inspect the park to be sure fans are safe there. >> bay area host another soldier in afghanistan. and his unit came under an atachblg he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. and he was 36 years old. >>> a judge ruled a murder suspect is not competent to stand trial in the shooting death of a community leader. the 54-year-old died after being shot inside of the garage in june, police say he killed louis because he thought his childhood friend turned against him. the ruling mean ez will go to a state mental hospital. >> there are gas price dz not translate into a rosie hiring picture for june. and that is the lowest month of hiring since last fall. and the unemployment rate stands at 9.2%. and president obama reacted to the report. >> there is a long way to go and a lot of work to do to give people the security and opportunities they deserve. >> and there is some hope on the horizon in some industries tlchl is a flip size of the dismal unemployment report. >> with unemployment back on the rise, there are a few specific areas where companies actually can't find eno
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Jul 15, 2011 11:00am PDT
money. >> she left the world of finance and changing women's lives in afghanistan. plus, a new push in california to report missing children. we'll have those stories later today. >> and finally, friday's perfect pet. with a cute little buddy there. >> and cynthia brought her friend. is stevie giving you a hard time. >> good to see you. >> stevie is anxious now. >> once the cameras are rolling he got camera shy. yeah, but stevie is one-year-old terrier mix. he came to us at first but was in a foster home for a while but she has gotten social and sweet. >> love kids and kisses. >> and kisses and she is warmed up and good with other dogs and great with a family, not too small. she is very good to take care of. >> you have special thing, autographed beds, right? >> they have donated two dog beds. >> go to their website or call them. i'll put it on our website and learn about that and stevie. nice see see seeing. >> you that is going to do it for us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day and great weekend. >> bye-bye. can i eat heart healthy without givi
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Jul 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
high pressure world of finance for a new career changing womens' lives in afghanistan. one thing she says other baby boomers must do if they want a new beginning. >> facebook change igniting a war between rihanna and lady gaga. >> checking friday commute no carmeggedon on the san mateo bridge. right side is the peninsula and things are moving slowly. coming back on the news at 4:00. @t[ male announcer ]@t@t@tx brace yourself for the big, bold taste of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> a bill on governor jerry brown's desk would ban the sale of alcoholic beverage that's contain caffeine. this targets drink that's can contain up to five times the alcohol of regular beer. the author says a combination is a health hazard. >> we have people drinking and being prone to drive because they're not feeling affects of the alcohol that. can only add to, lead towards bigger tragedies here. >> and at least six other states passed similar bans on the caffeinated drinks. the cal
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Jul 8, 2011 4:00pm PDT
. >> thank you leanne. >> and this bay area lost another soldier in the line of duty kimmed in afghanistan dying from wounds when his unit came under a rocket propelled grenade. and he was 36 years old. >> the pentagon announced it will start accepting applications from openly gay recruits and will stop enforcing don't skrks don't tell policy. this follows a ruling wednesday by the ninth circuit court of appeals. the courts said prohibiting openly gay troops is unconstitutional because it treats gay americans differently. the formal repeal could happen by october z the house voted to prohibit chaplains from performing same-sex marriages on military bases. >> a fan tried to grab a souvenir baseball for his 6-year-old son fell over a railing to his death during last night's game in texas. and we have more on the tragedy, and how major league baseball is dealing with it. jerry? >> flags will fly at half staff before tonight's game between texas and oakland a's beginning in about an hour from now. players will be wearing black ribbons in honor of shannon stone the 39-year-old who died trying t
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Jul 1, 2011 4:00pm PDT
overseeing u.s. withdrawals from iraq and afghanistan. >> the secretary of defense i will work to ensure our nation continues to have the best trained, best he quipped in the world. >> later today the 73-year-old is set to fly home to the family farm. >> still ahead this afternoon another company about to go public. how much zinga expects to raise coming up. >> also a nervous-sounding prince william speaks in canada. we're getting more details about the visit to california. >> traffic moving well on 680 right now. nothing like gridlock we saw on interstate 80. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> another bay area internet company is going public, hoping to raise up to $1 billion. the san francisco company is behind popular games like farmville. the announcement follows recent ipos and both based in the bay area. >> wall street ended the week with the market's biggest weekly gain in two years. >> there are plenty of fire works this week. major averages ending for a fifth day in a row, our biggest gain in two years, hows of homeowners getting a break. almost 5,000 homeowners had their pr
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
because she has served overseas. this baby petty officer just returned from afghanistan last week. >> just to know that people out there care and support us. it is amazing. >> close to 100 dresses will be given out in two days at is bridal salon. this is the second year that it has participated. >> they are giving me that freedom to be a business owner. >> the wedding is still five months away, but the special day and address make it feel like her fiancee will be home soon. >> i feel like it is perfect. i could not ask for anything more. >> she looks beautiful. >> that is so generous. that is it for abc 7 news at 5:00. blast ski area once again. it is getting ready to retreat -- retreat. >> what the president is saying about how a default could hit americans right away. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> live and in hd, this is abc7 news at 6, on your side. >> are big story at 6:00, could a break in this awful heat be on the way? >> that is the rumor we are hearing on the weather center. today, we got up to 97. the heat and humidity are taking it
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Jul 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
service members in eastern afghanistan. nato did not give the nationalities of the troops. most of the service members in that area are americans. there's a new commander taking control of nato forces in afghanistan. general david petraeus officially handed over command today to marine lieutenant- general john allen. general petraeus will become the next cia director in september. nato has begun the first phase of handing over security to afghan forces. >>> coming up more fallout from the hacking scandal and threatening a media empire. an executive arrested and the scandal is stretching to the top of scotland yard. >>> also, what does the future hold for casey anthony? >>>>> today will be in hot. >> the heat is on, dangerous temperatures stretching across 40 states. how soon will the >>> the fallout from the phone hacking scandal is widening. now two top police officers in britain have resigned. the chief of scotland yard's stepped down last night. then this morning the assistant commissioner resigned. this comes hours after a former news of the world" editor rebekah brooks was arreste
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Jul 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
service is outstanding. >> after losing two legs and an arm in afghanistan he has had 10 surgeries and needs another. he will be transferred to bethesda. >> i will do this again a million times more. i don't regret nothing. >> this afternoon, there was a parachute jump from a double amputee and speeches from top commanders and a special performance by the doobie brothers some rock and roll to remember a special place. >> we are here to support the troops and bid farewell to walter reed. >> it was a full day of special tributes including a passing of the guard, the casing of the colors. these flags were put away as walter reed's responsibilities get passed on to bethesda naval. >> of the people here have a real legacy. this is an emotional closure for them because for most of our employees, this is family and as is the house closing down and having to move to a new location. >> for the most difficult phase of this process moving the last of the soldiers who are here who are recuperating and the doors of this historic hospital closed forever. >>> coming up, a woman accused of having
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
person is a success. >> an east bay city joins a band bag war in afghanistan on. >> there are notice goings out to california drivers that have many scratching their heads. we'll straighten ut out later on 7 on your side. >> and there is a group of local all stars qualifies for a league world series. it's a race against time to get there. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> it's been there 40 years, and tonight plans to replace the safeway store with a bigger supermarket are coming under fire. and. >> this is beautiful. >> patrick is worried the view from the flower shop is about to change. >> if you turn around, it will be there. >> that is because safeway wants to replace the 40-year-old super mashlgt with a new one twice the size. >> they're going to impact street and i think that the time my kids are kids, a block like this will be gone. >> just like patrick's, safeway sells flowers and meat, bread, like a baker and a growing selection of wine. >> i doubt they want us to be here. >> do you think they want to capture business? >> our goal is not to have
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Jul 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
what it was? >> i refuse to go to afghanistan because it was against my conditions. >> he went awol on the fourth of july and he told investigators that he wanted to get even from the army. he was planning to detonate two bonds at restaurants frequented by soldiers. >> we just go to work every day and try to do the right thing. it is aggravating that somebody what think something like that. >> according to this court document, there evidence against naser abdo includes guns and ammo and an article titled " make a bomb. in the bomb" -->> president obama and the major auto makers have reached a deal to double to the efficiency standards by 2025. the pledge to increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per hour. the president said today oppose the agreement is a major breakthrough. >> this agreement represents the single most important step we have ever taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oral. >> the president says better gas mileage thewill save gas prices. >>> around here today i do not think anybody cares about mpg they care about their condition is. >> thank you. >> if
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Jul 19, 2011 5:00pm EDT
them. >> the man says he brought his family here from afghanistan to escape danger. now he is looking at moving them back. >> it is very bad in this area. >> during the course of the day today, people who live in this community have been going around and checking windows. they found at tens of someone trying to break in and our report -- attempts of someone trying to break in and are reporting goes to the police. >> also, police and guardian angels are stepping up their patrols along the local trails. since july 9th, three robberies have been reported on the metropolitan branch trail in northeast. the latest happen monday morning. guardian angels patrol wednesday and thursday night and planned to add two patrols on two different mornings each week. >> turning now to the debt showdown declaring an 11th- hour emergency, president obama praised the plan presented by a bipartisan group of senators known as the gang of six. >> what it says is that we have to be serious about reducing discretionary spending both in domestic spending and defense. we have to be serious about tackling
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Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
afghanistan. it's designed for female vets offering therapies targeted to their physical and emotional needs. >> i will ask you to close your eyes. let that peaceful quality travel through all parts of you. >> army veterans are learning to manage emotions haunting her for months. diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder after returning from iraq. she said adjustment back to normal life has been slow. >> sometimes i'll be somewhere, let's say in a mall or something. and then, i'll see myself back in iraq. >> imagine wrapping all of that experience in something like a bubble or a balloon. >> this session isn't taking place at va. it's part of a program being organized by institute for health and healing at california pacific medical center. this counselor says the institute integrates a variety of therapies. from this session, to massage and acupuncture treatment autos there is a array of classes including yoga, tai-chi, various movement. it helps me kind of learn to just pay attention to my breathing. and then pay attention to what is going on when things do arise, m my heart starts pump
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Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
based out of california will be among the first troops to leave afghanistan. the second ranking commander says today by the end of the summer, the third battalion, fourth marine regiment will leave zmot be replaced. the unit has between a thousand and 1200 marines. the home base is 29 palms. the commander says some aspects will not be decided until fall. >>> a bill ensuring california textbooks include history and accomplishments of gays and lease beeins is on the governor's desk. and governor brown's decision could have implications for students across the country. >> i have then believe her through multiple years. >> and she was bullied at school for being gay. the graduate think that's it would have made a difference having head raed about his storeal gay figures in school books. >> i -- it doesn't have to be to so crammy for me. >> governor brown is weighing a bill requiring public schools to teach history of less gee bein, and transgender americans. the decision could be significant. california is the largest textbook buyer in the united states. and represents almost 15% of
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00pm PDT
qaeda's central he'dership in pakistan and afghanistan have been pushed to the brink of collapse. and they're concerned about its affiliate in somalia's ability to strike within the us use probably the next, most significant terror threat may emnate from the al qaeda presence in somalia. >> abc news learned before he died, osama bin laden had been secretly urging al qaed's affiliate in somalia to target the u.s.. and many there is a civil war alongside islamic radicals, sources tell abc news 40 have trained and fought there in three years alone, including three suicide bombers. >> not al qaeda nor any facilities have come close to drawing muslim americans and westerners to jihad. >> the recruits have come from across the country. california, minnesota, illinois, missouri, new york, new jersey, virginia, alabama, and texas. >> they continue to call for strikes against the united states. as a result we cannot and will not let our guard down. >> there is disturbing evidence the group is forging an alliance with aggressive al qaeda affiliate in yemen. a senior al shabazz leader was captur
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
from north carolina. the company provided security to the u.s. government in both iraq and afghanistan you may recall. in 2007, it was criticized for a shooting in baghdad. >>> a popular in d.c. thoroughfare is back open. the mayor dedicated the new ninth street bridge. the project began in april of 2009. it cost $40 million. it carries an estimated 26,000 vehicles a day. >>> the big demand to clean up one of the nation's most polluted rivers. take a look at the time table. >> we are happy that lower humidity has arrived. it is not going to last very long. >> $2 tuesday at the ballpark will get a lot of folks out to enjoy this weather. the redskins did 3 [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own subway® bbq pulled pork sub. slow-cooked pork with bold barbecue sauce. >>> we last visited the anacostia river about a month ago when in a bar mullis took a dive into the river end
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
unaccounted for. despite revelations that the al qaeda leadership in pakistan and afghanistan as on the brink of collapse the concern that this terror group could come within striking distance of the u.s. is unavoidable. according to the chairman of the house homeland security committee, they have recruited 20 canadians to join the terror group inside somalia. >>> word tonight that there may be more victims of about rating police officer accused of sexual assault. authorities say they are investigating leads that two- time officer of the year, gene gillette, forced itself onto other men. he is accused of shooting a man he lured to the south to have sex with them. police say he told a victim there were going to shoot a movie with the electors. the victim said instead he demanded sex at gunpoint. >>> the woman who accused dominique strauss, met with betty york prosecutors today. concerns have been raised about her credibility. they want to review a tape conversation during which she said she could make money from the accusations against the rich and powerful that. the will but insists her
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Jul 11, 2011 11:00pm EDT
leak that closed down 270 tonight. they are all at wjla.com. >>> a marine stationed in afghanistan is going on a date with the girl of his dreams. literally. she accepted over the weekend. the two will be going on a blind date to the ball in november. >> that is such a great story. >> who was your pick? >> i did not have a pick. >> just because it's an all-star break, it does not mean there is not baseball. ♪ ♪ stay inside? nah. not aven you have a five-star overall vehicle score for safety. one more reason chevy traverse delivers more. >>> the toyota sports desk brought to you by your local toyota dealers. moving you forward. >> when the country first galvanized around women's soccer there was a symbolic way to cap off the excitement. that was absent this time around. but it was not needed. with just 90 seconds left in what would -- perfect chip. her second goal of the world cup. a shoot out right there. the local girl gets the win. now they face france on wednesday. >> we are writing our own story. we will not go home without a fight. >> we are going to take all that included in
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
national defense gold medal honored for rescuing a french helicopter crew in afghanistan last month after the french copter crashed in bad weather. the captain guided that mission. >> and a soldier from san francisco got the home coming he deserved today after all of these years. edward owe tool died in germany during world war ii and today he was welcomed home by veterans groups. vic lee attended the service. a heavy mist cast a great hall over the service. private o' tool identified through his dog tags and dental records. the newspaper set he had no surviving family members. and that struck a chord with pat. >> i read knit papers. and i thought... there is no way i'm going to let him be buried with no one here. >> she called other friends like maggie. >> when pat mentioned it at lunch i said i want to go. >> and ortelli wore the navy necklace her dad gave her mom at the end of world war ii it felt appropriate. >> friends called friends. and veterans veterans. 60 people showed up all strangers. today they were o' tool's family. this is a veteran two of wars. >> any soldier i feel
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Jul 4, 2011 4:00pm PDT
under see it on tv. >> and u.s. troops in southeastern afghanistan celebrated with a flag raising ceremony. it may be the last july 4th spent in afghanistan. the draw down of u.s. troops is set to begin. president obama ordered reduction of 10,000 by the end of the year and another 23,000 by september, 2012. some leaders say the withdrawal plan is more aggressive than anticipated. >> sarah showered began a hunger strike to protest the continued detention of two fellow uc berkeley alumni. they were arrested almost two years ago hiking along the border. and the release on bail last year, she announced she'd not return to stand trial. bower and fattal's trials were set to begin at the end of the month. uc werkly -- berkeley alumni will take turns fasting to demand the release. >>> a group of canadian activists attempting to sail through the sea blockade were blocked from leaving a greek port today this, is the second time that a boat belonging to the flotilla was turned back. on friday, the greek coast guard and commandos stopped the boat from leaving and arrested the boat's captain.
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Jul 15, 2011 12:00pm EDT
one. he also planned to target general david petraeus then the commander in afghanistan and the current cia director. >> is difficult but not impossible to shoot down either general petraeus or the president's plane. the reality is because of the counter measures and other planes and helicopters in the air, not a likely scenario. >> investigators do not believe the planning got very far. >>> is a major step forward in the rebel struggle to topple moammar khaddafi. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the white house has decided to recognize the rebels as libya's legitimate government. more than 30 nations joined the u.s. in calling the national transitional council libya's legitimate leader. that means the u.s. will be able to fund the opposition. the rebel advance has stalled for weeks despite nato air strikes in support. >>> casey anthony will get her first taste of freedom in two days but hurt legal troubles are far from over. a judge is hearing a defamation lawsuit against her in an orlando courtroom. a woman says she malign her reputation when she made up a baby sit
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Jul 14, 2011 11:00pm PDT
tonight coming up next. so many homecoming from the war in afghanistan for fallen soldier from san jose. >> and zip go through airport security. wish you co-government new trusted traveler program. and then this. >> it's lake really bitter sweet. we sprobl asleep over and cry all night. >> fans around the bay area land up for the premier of the final harry potter movie. >> then later. nightline. >> about come up next on "nightline". teenager girl fall noose a translike sleep that last more than a week like under a spell. we look at the case and real life sleeping beauty and women roll derby about roaring come back. lap and@Ñ >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> flags around california will fly at half staff on monday for fallen soldier who returned home to the bay area for the last time today. army staff sergeant nick the fourth died when his unit came under fire on july 5th. flag draped coffin arrived aboard jet at moffitt field. they stood alongside the family hear. >> as a father i can't be any prouder than l knowing that what
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Jul 26, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of miles away in afghanistan. >> "rango", do you doubt your love and devotion to sarah? >> i do. >> average a-- randall. expat tied the knot long distance. he's expected to return home this winter to sarah, his wife >>>> temperatures today will be in the low 90's. the same tomorrow. on thursday the temperatures will increase as an area of high pressure moves off the coast. if winds out of the southwest on friday, each index of 100 or so. wjla.com for abc 7 weather. >> thanks for joining us. we will see
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Jul 15, 2011 11:00pm PDT
afghanistan last month after the french helicopter had crashed in bad weather. the captain guided that rescue mission. >>> performers are combining the death defying acts of aerial acrobatics with fire eating in oakland. members of the circus troop lit up the stage. the show headlines the annual fire art festival. the three-act play is loosely based on dante's inferno. it plays near the west oakland bart station. >> that's spectacular. >> yeah, larry will be moonlighting. >> my next job will be as a fire knife dancer. i have been singed a few times. >> it looks pretty tricky. >> it is tough. fire equals hot. >> the giants enjoy their home away from home down south. and the british open highlights are featuring the best -- oh, let's stretch it out. sports is next. beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. nogoing back the again. good for you! how'd you do i eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the final time today. and staff sargeant is one of the latest casualties in the war in afghanistan. this is one of those painful images you can see with your eyes but feel with your heart. today's somber home coming is for the staff sargeant he loved life. and loved his wife kids and family. >> that family stood in salute of the man they love. the soldier giving everything to his country. the 36-year-old killed july 5th whj his unit came under fire in afghanistan. >> matt is a selfless person. and we're just grateful. >> the guard were on hand to pay crib yut this, is her first patriot guard ride oo. i wanted to do for this family and this man, what patriot guard did for me my family my son. >>> a funeral service takes place here on monday. emotion-filled day included confusion about whether flags will be flown at half staff on monday to honor the fallen soldier. they will. and when we see them, we'll know why. >> he was an awesome father. and awesome son. and an -- i mean incredible soldier. >> in daily city abc 7 news. @Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ@Ñ door to d
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Jul 29, 2011 4:00pm PDT
with wsmv. >> i refuse to go to afghanistan because it was against my conditions. >> now, police say the 21-year-old was planning what they describe was a terrorist attack on fellow u.s. soldiers. he went to a gun shop near fort hood, paying cash for ammunition and gun powder. the clerk who sold him the material thought something wasn't right. >> i asked what is the potential for a problem? if i'm uncomfortable, i'm unbashful. >> the arnly granted him objector status but put discharge on hold after allegedly finding child porn on his government computer, on july 4th he went awol. investigators say he then set his sites on fort hood, the same base traumatized when a major killed 13 and wounded 30 others. investigators say he wanted to get even with the military and planned to detonate two bombs in a restaurant near the base then shoot survivors. >> we made a decision to call the police it and worked out well. >> police found him in a nearby hotel they found ammo, pift krol and pone yents to build two bombs and an article called how to make a bomb in your kitchen. came from an english
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Jul 22, 2011 4:00pm PDT
with. >> norway is a member of nato, and has been active in afghanistan and libya. prosecuters filed charges against an islamic cleric who allegedly threatened to kill norwegian politicians. bora is from oslo and president of the san francisco norwegian club. >> i'm absolutely stunned. you know? i think all of the members of the norwegian community here in san francisco and bay area are just, you know, we're in shock. and we're so saddened. >> his parents and sister live in oslo. he's been in touch with them and following vemments on social media. >> there is a about from what i understand several thousand norwegian citizens in the bay area. i speak for all of us, i think when i say this is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are going to our friends and family in norway, right now. >> police say they don't know the motive or if the attacks were the work of one person or a terrorist group. >> and thank you, hajer, here in the bay area, san francisco forensics experts determined a 19-year-old probably killed himself in an officer-involved shooting. police are intensifying efforts t
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Jul 4, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, coming up. tt+ñ% >>> the u.s. troops in afghanistan celebrated independence day by reenlisting in the army. general david petraeus visited the soldiers on the last 4th of july in uniform before becoming cia director. senator john mccain also joined forces to celebrate the 4th. the president announced plans to bring 10,000 troops home by year's end. >> and there is a growing movement turning neighborhood trees destined for mulch into one of a kind works of art. a growing number of carpenters are responsible for the rebirth. >> this tree in oakland has to be cut down because it's undermining a retaining wall. trimmers will chip the branches but the biggest parts of the tree will be spared from the firewood pile, ending up in this lumber yard. >> it's like opening up a novel. there is stuff you don't expect and learn about. >> this master kor pen ter sees beauty in this wood. he owns joinry structures taking trees and urban settings, ages wood, then mills it. the resulting timber will be turned into homes, furniture and restaurants. >> and all of us go, there is a story. it grows around
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Jul 14, 2011 4:00pm PDT
sargeant and the 36-year-old died july 5th after his unit was hit in afghanistan. the family found out today that the state was to the planning to fly the flag at half staff on monday, the day of the funeral. >> we're getting my son's body before it, we got told that the american flag was not going to be at half mast in california. that it was going to be in all of the other 49 states. and i'm working on trying to get that corrected. >> now, the governor's office has just confirmed the flag will be lowered monday saying the only reason for the confusion is that flag had been lowered in honor of the soldier on the 12th after communication with the department. but that communication had misinformation in it. also the governor's office says from the federal government that added to their grieve today, he served his country 16 years. his survived by his wife and two adult children from a previous marriage n daily city, abc 7 news. >> and police have arrested the girlfriend of giovanni ramirez, the chief suspect in the beating of brian stow. police considered her a perfect of -- person of i
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Jul 4, 2011 12:00pm EDT
southeastern corner of afghanistan stopped to celebrate independence day. they took part in the flag raising so marty about -- ceremony complete with military ban. >>> meanwhile a massive manhunt for a service members missing in southern afghanistan. afghan police say a british soldier has been captured. the taliban is claiming the fighters captured and killed the service member but there's no immediate conference that -- confirmation. there is an extensive operation to find a soldier. >>> fox news confirming it that the hacker broke into the news sites twitter account this morning. the politics account reported the death of president obama. they send out a series of tweets this morning claiming the president had been assassinated in ottawa. fox news says it is investigating. the messages went out to more than 34,000 followers. >>> following breaking news this noon from orlando florida. that is where the jury in the casey anthony murder trial has just gotten the case and is beginning its deliberation. earlier today, prosecutors wrapped up their rebuttal argument forensic evidence sho
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Jul 29, 2011 12:00pm EDT
refused to go to afghanistan because it was against my islamic tradition. >> police say the 21-year-old was planning what they describe as a terror attack on fellow u.s. soldiers. he went to a gun shop near the fort hood army base in texas and paid cash for ammunition and gun powder. the clerk who sold him the material -- a marine and retired cop -- thought something was not right. >> if i am uncomfortable i do something. >> the army put his discharge on hold after allegedly finding child pornography on his government computer appeared on july 4, he went awol and left fort campbell, kentucky, where he is based. investigators say he set his sights on fort hood, the same base traumatized in 2009 when major hassan allegedly killed 13 and wounded 30 others. he said he wanted to get even with the military and plans to detonate two bombs at a restaurant near the base and shoot any survivors. >> we've made a decision to call the police, and, fortunately it worked out well. >> when police found the suspect at a nearby hotel, and ammunition and components to build two bombs. they also found a bo
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Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm EDT
awarded the medal of honor to and afghanistan veteran this afternoon. he is the second living active- duty service member to receive the nation's highest military award. he is being recognized for courageous action during combat operations. the father of four was shot in both legs and lost a hand while probing enemy grenade away from himself and to fellow army rangers. >> that is an example of bravery. >> some students are thinking about school. high-school students from around the country spend their days stuffing backpacks and care packages for military families. the volunteers are spending a week in d.c. as part of the student leadership summit. >>> it looked -- a looks like a smart phones are becoming the choice for adults. a first of all u.s. adults on a smart phone. they go online using their sulfone even more than a computer. i phones are the most popular. android is the most commonly used smart phone right now. >> they still use one count of the different features that kids do. >> that does not happen anymore. >> speaking of numbers, we are in the 100's. >> i am very confiden
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Jul 18, 2011 5:00pm PDT
under fire in afghanistan july 5th. patriot guard riders took part with his family. he leaves behind a wife and two sons. he served in the marine corps before joining the army. >> in news international phone hacking scandal claimed another victim. the whistle blower who accused the newspaper of wide spread phone hacking is dead. police say his death not considered sus spishus z john yates stepped down just today after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both had come under fire for handeling of a widening scandal involving reporters and executives. >> i've acted with complete integrity and my conscience is clear. i look forward to the future judge in that enquirery. my role will be examined in a proper and calmer environment. >> despite her weekend arrest, a former "news of the world" editor will testify before british lawmakers tomorrow, her former bosses wibl appearing before that committee. >> and back here, at and t's attempt to offer a new phone, internet and tv service may hit a major road block tomorrow. community groups went to city hall today to urge the board to require an enviro
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Jul 8, 2011 11:00pm PDT
here at at&t park. >>> a bay area soldier was killed while serving in afghanistan. sergeant a sergeant of san jose died tuesday when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two chin. he received numerous medals. he was 36 years old. >> a funeral will take place in southern california for former first lady betty ford. she died five and a half years after the death of her husband. many admired her including her support of abortion rights. she suffered with arthritis and along with adistinctions to prescription drugs and alcohol. betty ford was 93 years old. she will be buried beside president ford in michigan. >>> a fresh round of dismal unemployment numbers. country's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% and added only 18,000 jobs. that is the fewest in nine months. president obama addressed the disappointing report from the white house. he says the global downturn and refusal to raise the debt ceiling are part to blame. >> problems in greece and europe over uncertainty whether the debt limited here in the united states will be raised have also made busines
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Jul 27, 2011 12:00pm EDT
al qaeda central leadership in pakistan and afghanistan have been pushed to the brink of collapse. they are increasingly concerned about the -- there affiliate's in somalia and their ability to strike in the u.s.. >> probably the most significant u.s. terrorist threat may emanate from the al-qaeda presence in somalia. >> before he died, osama bin laden had been secretly urging his affiliate's in somalia to target the west. many americans of somalis dissent had travelled home to fight in a civil war. at least 40 somalis-americans have trained and taught there in the last three years including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen are unaccounted for. >> not al qaeda or any affiliate's have come close to drawing so many muslim americans and westerners to jihad. >> the terror recruits from so mali have come from across the country. >> al shabab continues to call for strikes against the u.s. we will not let our guard down that there is disturbing evidence that the somali group is forging an alliance with the aggressive al-qaeda affiliate in yemen. evidence was found of cooperati
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm PDT
lost another soldier in the line of duty. the sargeant died in afghanistan. his dad sent us these photos on a trip to disany land. he was married tw w.two young sons. he was 36 years old. >> a two-hour special here on abc 7 will shed light on jaycee dugard's kidnapping. the information will come from jaycee herself. the first interview with jaycee, a special will air sunday night, she was kidnapped age 11 by phillip and nancy garrido, held captive for 18 years, and she was repeatedly abused and gave birth to two daughters. >> you're in labor and there is nobody there. having a baby in a backyard. >> yup. i did. very painful. but... then, i saw her. she was beautiful. >> the special airs this sunday night at 9:00. >> and america's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% in june. hiring slowed and employers added only 18,000 jobs, the fewest in nine months. and there is something the white house wasn't expecting. >> analysts expecting 110,000 jobs. and there are 18 thu and it was a tough day at the white house. the president walked through a laundry list of reasons for poor job showings. >>
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00pm EDT
marking independence there around the world. this is the scene today in afghanistan. service members played -- raised the military flag while ban members play. general patraeus was meeting with troops in canada are. he will become the next director of the cia. a special celebration of 100 people in mount vernon. >> they are celebrating as brand-new american citizens. >> he is about to take a live changing step. >> i have always wanted to be a citizen of the u.s. >> today, 100 candidates from 41 countries became american citizens. including a 21-year-old army specialist just back from iraq. his dad came here from bolivia 20 years ago. the family now lives in alexandria. he passed his test in six and english. >> we want them to know not to stories, but the meaning of them. >> under oath they renounce allegiance to their old country and swore loyalty to their new. >> congratulations, your america's newest citizens. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america -- >> a. hart feldt pledge followed by a certificate of u.s. citizen -- a heartfelt pledge followed by some
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Jul 5, 2011 4:00pm PDT
conference today in afghanistan wrrx he intended to discuss the withdrawal of the troops. >> what i've head raed is quite shocking someone could do this, knowing that the police were trying to find this person and trying to find out what happened. >> and she was found dead six months after she went missing and a serial killer was convicted last month. >> the los alamos nuclear lab set to reopen tomorrow now that the threat has passed. the fire has burned 121,000 acres but the lab escaped major damage. the facility were evacuated last week, residents allowed back into their homes, and officials believe the fire was spark bid a tree. >> and the most popular person on google's answer to face book. >> and a great vacation deal in exchange for your phone what. hotels are trying to talk you into. >> and a look at traffic in san jose this, is 280 at 17. moving nicely on this day after the 4th of july. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> looking towards san francisco, ocean beach underneath clouds there. and spencer swril that for us shortly. yale university is wrapping ape record-setting fund r
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Jul 7, 2011 4:00pm PDT
killed in afghanistan as well as bribing police for information. it took 200 staffers by surprise, employees will be able to apply forth jobs with the parent company, news international. >> i'm torn. i still feel disgusted that, you know in a distance past this, things have occurred. >> and one former editor is keeping her highly-paid position but there is word another editor and a senior journalist are set to be arrested. revenue from the final issue will go chair tie still head proposal to make you microchip your pets. >> and 9:00 to 5:00? no more. more on the change in the way americans work. yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work here, i've lost weight. wow. yeah. carry on. (announcer) 28 delicious flavors at around 100 calories each. >>> just a little bit hazy out there. you're looking at the view towards san francisco. spence jer along with a look at the forecast for us. >>> a proposed bill would require all newly adopted or impounded pets to be fitted with a microchip. today he joined pet owners in front of
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Jul 7, 2011 6:00pm PDT
soldiers killed in afghanistan as well as families of terror victims. this took papers's 200 staffers by surprise. >> the practices of certainly individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, and i believe in. and this company believes in. >> and there is word a former editor and a senior journalist about to be arrested and questioned. revenue from the final issue will go to charity. >> rangers will not try to capture or kill a grizzly bear that killed a hiker yesterday in yellow stone national park. a southern california man was hiking with his wife on a trail when they came face-to-face with a grizzly, and her cubs. the couple walk wade but saw the bear a second time and it charged them, killing the husband. the woman escaped serious injury. it's the first fatal attack by a bear inside of the park in 25 years. >> still to come tonight, caught in the middle of a class of check cashing scheme. >> they let the money go. now they're blaming me because i took the money out. >> next from 7 on your side, the bad check, and a bank's decision one woma
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